The Lean Green DAD™ Blog
Because As Busy Parents, We Need All The Help We Can Get
The Lean Green DAD™ Blog provides creative and effervescent content about food, family, and fun. Each post is aimed at achieving our mission to help passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness to serve as a shining example to our kids! This vegan dad is on a mission of healthy living for busy families!
I am living with a young son who struggles with ADHD every day. I love him so much and I would describe our lives as happy, but troubled. So much of this trouble centers around my son’s behavior and if he is going to make it through any given situation successfully,...
Our good friend Rip Esselstyn stops by to talk with us about all things Engine 2 Diet! We get an update on the latest Engine 2 exclusive products at Whole Foods Market, some exciting upcoming events and much more!
Fries with a twist! These delicious, crispy, baked tofu fries will make you want to ditch your regular fries and never look back!
John Theisen, better known as his stage name, Cragmire Peace, is one half of the lead vocals behind the popular cult band: The Bloody Jug Band. They play shows regionally and are well known around the world for their original, dark rock/blues sound.
This delicious Vegan Caprese Salad with Hummus puts a great twist on two classic favorites. Check out this yummy snack with a twist! It may be your new favorite!
Protein powders are all the rage these days, but what’s in your protein powder? Learn about Lentein, the newest plant-based protein on the market.
They started this whole thing. It was their fault! My healthy Dad blog, Lean Green DAD, started because of my three wonderful kids, but my daily motivation to keep writing and posting comes from a deeper place.
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Indulge in this refreshing Vegan Red Pear and Rosemary Fruit Salad. Warmer days aren’t half as bad when you get to enjoy this delicious dish!
“What’s For Dinner Dad?” Their eyes waited patiently for my reply as I saw them notice the Barilla® Elbow Pasta on the counter.
Our favorite thing to eat with our vegan grilled cheese is vegan tomato soup! It is just as creamy as you want it to be without the dairy!
This vegan instant pot white bean curry packs a protein punch! Did you know that a handful of beans has as much protein as an 8oz steak?!
Drew Seeley has had an awesome career writing famous songs for Disney Movie Musicals (High School Musical) and performing on Broadway in Jersey Boys and The Little Mermaid. Some great stories shared in this podcast!
We LOVE this refreshing pickled radish and cucumber salad. It has just the right amount of crisp, crunchy and tart.
Fast and easy cauliflower stir-fry. Take-out has never been this delicious and guilt-free!
Could your very own minivan provide a thorough and rewarding workout? What if you turned your normal, everyday minivan into a Dadlete MANivan?!
Homemade apple-berry baby food purees in your Instant Pot right from the comfort of your own home! Baby food has never been this easy…or affordable!
Dr. Joel Kahn is no stranger to the plant-based world. As a vegan for close to forty years, Dr. Kahn is a leading source in heart disease prevention!
School is back in session and if you have vegan kids in your family like we do, here are some tips to help them thrive in a non-vegan environment. Read on!
I used to be worried about getting to the gym, but these days I am a dadlete and focused on working out when I can…even with my kids on the playground!
Tony Robinette is an actor living in LA that has appeared on How I Met Your Mother, Fresh Off The Boat and several feature films.
These no-bake, vegan, chocolate chip cookies are not only easy to make but taste wonderful. Kids love to make them into cookie bites too!
JP Sears is an author, coach, teacher, holistic coach and ultra spiritual person. He also has the Awaken With JP YouTube Channel with almost 500k subscribers.
He walked in a little scared. After a few rough days at school and even rougher days at home, we had talked to my son about going to see a few “feelings doctors.”
She’s responsible for my first vegan cookbook and recipe! Colleen Patrick Goudreau is the vegan pioneer behind multiple books and two extremely popular podcasts. Listen in!
It’s not something we use all the time, but when it is used strategically, a little bit of beer can be your best ingredient in the kitchen! Soup perfection!
When I first heard the words “plant-based prebiotic skin care,” I wasn’t sure exactly what those words meant. What I learned next changed my process forever!
A transformation has occurred. I used to be an athlete, but today I am proud to call myself a “Dadlete.” Allow me to share my story and the clothing that helps me be a fit dad every single day!
Ken Spector is one of the founders of the world’s most popular vegan & vegetarian food finders, Happy Cow. He has traveled the world and shares his insight!
No eggs, oil, gluten or soy. This vegan apple coffee cake is the perfect addition to your weekend morning. No added sugar!
A small adjustment to what you are used to from traditional taco salads! Cauliflower is rich in tons of vitamins and minerals!
Heather Borders is a vegan dietitian. In this episode of Lean Green DAD Radio she shares advice to help vegan kids thrive in non-vegan families!
Make amazing vegan peanut butter walnut waffles with just eight ingredients. When the smell hits the house in the morning, the kids will come running!
Cherry and almond swirl together during the summer for a perfectly creamy popsicle that you can make right at home! We love cherry season!
The 501st Legion has its first vegan cosplay member and she is taking the internet by storm! Meet “JJ Jedai”…an awesome vegan superstar!
Wendy Werneth is the creator of The Nomadic Vegan, where she shows you how you can be vegan anywhere and spread compassion everywhere.
Gary Beckman provides an in-depth review of “The Whole Foods Diet” book by John Mackey, Founder, and CEO of Whole Foods Market.
These vegan strawberry banana peanut butter muffins are a great start to your morning. Fruit, protein, and wholesome goodness combine to make an awesome taste!
Dr. Robert Melillo is one of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America and has been for over 20 years!
At just 35 years old, Howard Jacobson in his own words felt like “an old man.” Today, he is running ultra marathons and writing books on plant-based eating!
Our doctors tell us they are good for us, and we end up feeling better when we take them, but why? What is a prebiotic and what is a probiotic? Let’s look.
Forget everything you know about vegan mac and cheese and make this recipe. It will change your life forever. No cheese, no problem!
Robert Cheeke started off as a vegan bodybuilder and then transitioned to work for one of the largest vegan companies in the world! Now he’s doing his own thing and taking the world by storm, proving that you can build some serious muscle on a vegan diet!
Fresh coconut milk, tahini, and rosewater combine with raspberries to make a tasty summer explosion for your taste buds!
In the game of fatherhood, I started as the waterboy, but today I am the starting quarterback for my team of all star kids!
He is one-half of team Hoyt, an award-winning team of Father and son that run races together. Dick becomes his son’s arms, legs, and power during the race.
Do you have a Lean Green DAD like this in your life? Lean Green Eating Machine is a rock song created by Julie Frost to help inspire healthy kids!
New to the Instant Pot? I was once too. I have interviewed some of the top Instantpot chefs and got a bit of knowledge that will change your life!
Chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and whipped cream make this vegan banana split sing in all its guilt-free glory!
82% of Purple Carrot’s customers aren’t vegan…and that’s why they are changing the way the world eats and thinks about plant-based food. Meet Andy Levitt, Founder of Purple Carrot!
These French Stuffed Tomatoes are great by themselves, but over a bed of wonderfully cooked white rice, the sauce that leaks from the baked tomatoes is pure heaven.
Dad and Son Fix Their Drain In Style Thanks To The DIYZ App! When the drain gets clogged, this father and son combo, fix it right up!
A fun way to keep you cool during the long summer months. Fruit skewers make it easier for the kiddos to enjoy an awesome sweet treat!
Lean Green MOM, Jenn, shares her story on living with chronic illness and encourages others to continue to try their best, even when taking medication.
Jill Nussinow is the author of many wonderful cookbooks, but her latest, Vegan Under Pressure, was a go-to book for my Instant Pot success!
If you believe that olive, coconut, avocado or any type of oil is good for you, it’s not your fault. Let’s figure out where all this propaganda came from!
Lean Green DAD and special correspondent, Julia Jordan, take a trip to the Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts to check out Matilda The Musical.
This vegan blueberry banana bread comes out perfect in every way. This recipe can be modified into a chocolate bread as well depending on one ingredient.
It’s a combination that makes your mouth water. Strawberry and Basil make an interesting flavor combination you won’t forget in this simple salad.
This soup is so simple to make and takes such a short amount of time that you will wonder what you did wrong! If you love coconut, this is for you!
Lima Bean Coconut soup that you can set and forget is awesome…especially when you are looking for something warm and wholesome on your vegan diet!
A vegan Rueben sandwich so good that your taste buds will jump right off your tongue and thank you by giving you a standing ovation.
Get your mother’s day off to a great start! Join Cory from Lean Green DAD for some great tips for your special mother’s day surprise.
No sugar, no extra added oils and definitely ingredients that you can pronounce. These cashew creamies take a while to make, but will last a week!
This post is being shared with permission from Veggisima. To see the post in Spanish, please click HERE. Thank you! Believe it or not, a shopping list can be your best friend when it comes to healthy grocery shopping. If you are scattered like me, dealing with kids,...
I discovered Jill McKeever shortly after I purchased my Instant Pot and was looking for creative specialties. She is a great Instant Pot chef and has a wonderful YouTube Channel called “Simple Daily Recipes.”
When it comes to convenience and a desire to enjoy food with your omnivore friends, this burger does not disappoint.
It has been voted “Friendliest Park In the World” for five years in a row now and for good reason!
It’s perfect for busy parents! The soft brush roll pulls in large particles, while the deep-cleaning bristle brush removes the embedded fine dirt.
It’s the one thing that we don’t want to think about, but it’s often times the single most important thing we can do for our families.
Students at Millennia Gardens Elementary School raised the money for a special, bike-powered system to fuel their hydroponic garden through energy.
This orange-mango bliss smoothie will fill start your day off right with two oranges, one apple and a hefty helping of frozen mango!
It’s everything you love about Shepherd’s Pie, mixed with the convenience of eating a pizza! Use it as a main course or as an appetizer!
Our lean green leprechauns have been working very hard to make a sweet treat just for you! As a St. Paddy’s Day dessert, this shamrock pop is sweet!
This cinnamon sweet potato apple recipe will make you forget all about your main dish! Your house will smell like the holidays in just a few minutes!
Lean Green DAD and his Lean Green Kid take a trip to the Dr. Phillips Center For The Performing Arts to check out Disney’s The Little Mermaid!
Avocado and chocolate combine to make the richest, creamiest, plant-base”iest” pudding ever!
Vegan burgers can be amazing…especially when they are 100% whole food, plant-based compliant. Check out this simple, 4-minute black bean burger!
When you are on a vegan or plant-based diet, one of those things you have to give up is hot dogs, but not anymore! Check out these satisfying carrot dogs!
This delicious morning bodacious berry smoothie bowl packs a wonderful amount of fruit, grains, protein, and healthy carbs you need in the morning!
St. Paddy’s Day is a great reason to indulge! Check out this vegan creamed spinach recipe from Lean Green DAD that will make you dance the jig!
This vegan strawberry tart recipe is simple and easy to prepare, but takes some patience as it takes a few minutes for the crust to bake. Yummy!
With just a few ingredients, this sweet potato carrot soup is a hit with young kids. The Vitamix blender helps to make a smooth consistency.
Singer/Actress Julie Frost currently tours around the world performing for and supporting military kids. Her healthy, positive message is an inspiration.
Do you ever find yourself tossing out a bunch of plastic bags at the end of your grocery trip, despite your best efforts? We feel ya! Here are some simple solutions and info you might not have known about your favorite reusable bags!
This deliciously warm, vegan, minestrone soup will soothe your soul and warm you up with lots of wonderful nutrients to keep you and your family happy!
If you are working towards eating a completely plant-based diet, but just aren’t there yet, IT’S OK! Try these two simple steps to get you there.
For a limited time, (exclusive to Amazon Prime members) Amazon will actually pay you to try some of the healthiest products on the market. With Amazon’s “New Year New You Sample Box,” you will receive 16 different products, delivered right to your door, that are a giant leap in the right direction.
Swamburger is just one fourth of the group Solillaquists of Sound. He is a vegan rapper and hip hop artist that is changing the way the world thinks about socially conscious content.
Gary Beckman shares his journey on the three-year anniversary of his switch to a whole food, plant-based diet and reflects on what he has learned through the experience.
A quick and easy “set it and forget it” type of recipe that I absolutely love because it gives me a chance to get the kids in the bathtub while it simmers!
A while back, WWE Hall of Fame Superstar Mick Foley decided he needed a change and started eating better. What did he eat and how did he do it? Well, we will talk about all that, but the significance of this episode number is that the changes that he made ended up helping him lose over 100 pounds.
Sweet potato, maple syrup, and vegan marshmallows are best friends. When they get together, they create a vegan party in your tummy!
I didn’t have any baking powder, so I combined one of the world’s healthiest sweeteners with baking soda and it worked brilliantly for this delicious banana bread recipe!
Setting goals properly can be the thing that sets you apart from 92% of those who fail on their yearly resolutions.
This vegan oatmeal cookie recipe finally gets the combination of crunchy on the bottom and chewy on the top right! Add some chocolate chips and indulge!
A fun, safe interview for little ears that gives some healthy, happy insight to Santa!
These crispy, sweet, delicious sweet potato cakes make a perfect meal or side item for your family dinner.
The holiday season is almost over, but before we say goodbye to 2016, we have to make it through without feeling bloated, sick, or tired. To help you through, I have worked with my daughter to bring you five easy things you can do to keep you going strong through the holiday season.
Last year, instead of traditional pumpkin pie, I made pumpkin pie popsicles! This year I found a great chocolate pumpkin pop recipe as a starting point and adjusted to my own taste.
Stuff your mushrooms with…wait for it…stuffing! Homemade stuffing! Why would you stuff them with anything else! You have to see this to believe it!
The easiest recipe in the world to make the perfect side dish to your main meal! Your guests will go crazy over the taste!
This vegan popsicle recipe has kiwi and grape combine with coconut water to make an excellent taste. This recipe is one of the easiest popsicles I have made and I am happy to share it with you!
Life gets busy and events come and go, but recently my son and I had a chance to walk in the Orlando Pride parade in Downtown Orlando and it was a life-altering experience. We walked as proud members of the Hang A Heart crew, who walked directly behind the float built...
I don’t have to spend all that money on my daily coffee with this amazing machine! Now the lattes come to me!
This easy-to-make brown rice dressing is a great side or main dish for your next warm meal at home!
Noble Juice has new energy juice zing drinks out and they are awesome! Not only does the taste of the fruit juice taste wonderful, but the burst of green-coffee beans really gives you a good zing before a workout!
If you are a plant-based enthusiast, you have to check out these four reasons to drop everything and head to the Seed Food and Wine Festival in Miami this November!
There is a wonderfully creamy, delicious, frozen treat now available in the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom! Get the lowdown on this dairy-free delight!
After the birth of his first child, Jonathan Fadoul was the happiest guy around. As a newly-crowned dad, he was the happiest he had ever been in his entire life. But his body needed a change!
There is a storm coming! A storm of deliciousness! Before the hurricane hit our hometown, my family and I “hunkered down” with some amazing cookies. They are peanut-buttery, sweet, chocolatey, and totally flour-free!
While the stores flood with people, I have found that the plant-based items I look for are usually not out of stock.
We all want our kids to eat more greens. In fact, I think that we can all agree that eating more kale, spinach, romaine and other great greens can only help our overall health. Even though we know that they are good for us and we know that they are healthy for our kids, we just can’t seem to get them into our diet as easily.
Danielle Binns is a mom on a mission! When her daughter faced some serious medical issues very early in her life, Danielle had to figure out a way to get nutritious, wholesome food into her daughter to help her grow and thrive.
Now when something like a chip, a piece of cereal, a grape, or an apple slice spills on the floor or is dropped from the kitchen table, I don’t worry about the item absorbing a chemical spray anymore…because there are no chemicals present!
There is a huge problem with your peanut butter. In fact, the problem is so big that you don’t even know it. You have been walking through your grocery store, approaching the bread section to find the perfect companion for your grape jelly and picked the cheapest peanut butter you can find.
I’m going to admit something that is actually really embarrassing for me. Here it comes….I’m being brave. I said the “D” word.
When I was a kid, having egg with my breakfast was something that was normal. Eggs and breakfast just went together. Now that I am eating a plant-based diet, I have found some ways that, in my opinion, are much more healthy, but still remind me of the joy I had when I was a child. This recipe is one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Remember the movie “Anchorman?” There’s a scene where Ron Burgundy gets fired from the news station and strolls aimlessly down the blistering hot streets of San Diego, with a carton of milk in his hands?
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My wife and I are lucky enough to have both of our parents in our lives. But when we made the switch to a plant-based lifestyle, it was a bit of a shock to our parents, who are now simply known as Grandma and Grandpa on both sides.
This sauce is always present in Mexican cuisine. You know it well! Like green sauce, it is very easy to make and quick to prepare. You can eat this pico de gallo with just a plain tortilla, on top of toast with some fresh avocado, in soups or salads.
Thank you. Please really hear that. Thank you so much for doing what you are doing right now. This year. This school year and any other school year you have worked as a teacher of young people.
If you are interested in doing a 5K, marathon, or triathlon for the first time, you might want to think about training with a heart rate monitor. Training with a heart rate monitor will help you to understand if you are working hard enough and can also help you to not push too hard based on that day’s workout goals.
Sweet cherry craisins are the secret ingredient in this recipe that was inspired by my friends Rip and Jane Esselstyn. Check it out!
Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a good plant-based, homemade burger. This one really hits the spot! Check it out and be the envy of your next grillin’ party!
Valery Ortiz is one of Maxim Espanol Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. She is also a movie and television star that is best known for her work in the popular series South of Nowhere and now in VH1’s Hit The Floor!
It is possible to get back on the “wagon” if you fall off from eating a plant-based diet. A new day will come. Forget about what happened yesterday and continue on your journey. Learn from your experience and push forward.
This recipe was an incredible surprise to us! I wanted to make something that was quick and easy, but also tasted great. It turned out tasting amazing and took under 20 minutes to prepare!
She was drinking high fructose corn syrup and didn’t even know it! Can Lean Green DAD win her over with Noble’s Organic Lemonade?
We recently went on vacation and wanted to make sure that the car we drove had a positive impact on the environment. That’s when we called our friends at Ford!
I love to make frozen treats…popsicles, in fact. I am constantly inspired by amazing recipes all over the internet and take them back to my kitchen to experiment and try to make them my own. When I read this recipe online from Wanna Come With, I just had to try and make it my own.
She did it for her husband, but she had no idea that a few small changes to the way they ate would change her family’s life forever! This mom shares her top tips and insight into how she gets her kids to eat more plant-based foods on a daily basis!
Dreamworks’ Home: Adventures With Tip and Oh is now on Netflix and Mark Whitten is the new voice of Oh! Mark is taking over Netflix as the voice of the series that has now been made for television. Home: Adventures With Tip and Oh was released in late July of 2016 and is playing to rave reviews! Mark’s dynamic range and humor mixed with his passion for his craft shine through in his portrayal of this amazing character.
I am not afraid to admit that the old me had a problem with anger around my kids. The awesome thing is that through one special thing that happened, I was able to turn it all around and have the best relationship with my kids and happier life than I ever though was possible!
I know what you’re thinking! Why is a dad posting about “mom fashion?” Well, the good news is…I’m not! But, I definitely know the right person to talk about that subject. I have a dear friend, Charlotte, who has been super fashionable and gorgeous ever since I’ve known her. Did I mention she was also a professional runway model?
Believe it or not parents, you have to start thinking about your back-to-school purchases! It seems like just yesterday we were working hard to schedule the summer activities for our little boogers, and now it’s almost time to meet the teacher again! Time is flying by, and so will your money if you wait till the last minute to shop.
I am trying to gain some serious vegan muscle. To do it, I am working with an award-winning vegan bodybuilder and taking some amazingly clean, whole-food sourced supplements that will help me to recover faster and train harder.
When we hear the word spice, we tend to think of something being “spicy,” but that’s not always the case when it comes to cooking. Yes I use a little cayenne pepper every now and then, but there are tons of spices that I use in the kitchen everyday that really provide...
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When warm weather hits, we tend to head outdoors to play in the water with our friends and often times end up outdoors…eating. Food and fun definitely go together in the warm summer months. Especially desserts! During the Fourth of July holiday, I like to make as many red, white, and blue foods as possible.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard the infamous “whole paycheck” nickname for Whole Foods Market and quite frankly, I just don’t buy it!
Tiki Barber is a hero in the New York Giants football world. He is also a hero to his five (soon to be six) children. Yes, he was a three-time pro bowler and yes he was inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Honor, but now that he is retired after a huge 10-year career in the NFL, Tiki is spending his time focusing on what matters most…his family.
If you are working out a bit more than you usually do and you would like to supplement your diet with a little extra protein to help you repair those much needed baby-lifting muscles, then be sure to supplement with the right type of protein.
Adding a whole-food, multivitamin to your daily regimen could pay dividends for you and your health if you have a busy lifestyle. Read on to find the three things I recommend that you look for in a multivitamin.
Ryan Oman is a certified personal trainer from Boulder, CO. He trains some of the top athletes in the world. We invited him to come back to the show to share some quick tips with us to look as fit as possible for the upcoming summer months.
When tragedy strikes, it is hard enough as adults to deal with our emotions. As the parents to small children, it is easy to wonder how we should talk to our kids about tragedy and how to cope with it. While it might be scary and seem easier to just ignore all the outside stimuli, it is nearly impossible to hide what has happened from our children, and with so many friends and families talking about the most recent events, don’t you want the news to come from you rather than someone else? Establishing a circle of trust and a safe place to share emotions is important for their development now and in the future.
When tragedy strikes, it is easy to get engulfed in the details from many news outlets and the internet, but three children from Winter Garden, FL have decided to help in the only way they know how…with love.
Change is hard. Most people don’t like change. We learn from our parents and we take what they give us and build upon it. This is often true for all of life. When it comes to the food we eat, this is also true. As you can imagine, when someone tells you that you need to make a change to the way you eat and think about food, it can be scary to say the least.
I went to bed last night a bit upset and woke up this morning as I took my little baby boy in my hands and still felt incredibly uneasy. I went to the gym to try to get back into my normal routine, but every single one of the flat screens in the gym had the images, the stories, the interviews. Something isn’t right with me and I can’t explain it, but I know that it has everything to do with this event.
I have a confession to make. I love to clean. Yes, I am a dad and I have lots of kids, which almost guarantees that keeping the house clean is a monumental task, but still…I love it. One of my high school friends to this day still calls me Danny Tanner (Full House reference) and I take it as a compliment. That dude was a clean guy!
Incorporating a vegan or mostly plant-based diet can be difficult for anyone, especially vampires. The social and emotional attachments that many have to food can be daunting when starting a vegan diet and no one understands that more than Phyto the vampire.
Take a look at our top four picks for meatless grilling to continue the awesome feeling of sun-soaked, good ol’ fashioned fun and camaraderie by the grill without animal-based proteins!
I like to think of myself as a moderately fashionable dad. Better than the average dad, but nothing special. My wife will tell you she’s the same…except the dad part. One thing is for sure. Neither of us like to shop for clothing. My seven-year-old daughter, however, is a fashionista!
We are always thinking that breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but almost never think or plan what we’re going to eat in between meals. Here is a list of 40 snacks to get your creativity flowing when hunger hits!
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants. Antioxidants can protect the body from cancer-causing free radicals.
Socrates would be so mad at me for what happened today. The man who once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food,” was screaming at me from the heavens today. If I hadn’t heard him, then a lot of unnecessary, expensive and exhausting medical procedures might have followed. Here’s how to get your kids to stop taking children’s allergy medicine like candy every day.
I love juicing, but sometimes I just don’t have the time. On the weekend, I have some extra time to take out my juicer, prepare my fresh fruits and veggies and clean up the pieces after I am done, but sometimes I just want something I can grab and go. That’s why I love Noble Juice.
The first step for me was education. I read as much as I could on the subject. All the Engine 2 books, videos, and online resources were a huge help. I was motivated by the success stories, encouraged by the wealth of medical support, and excited to try a lot of the recipes that I had found.
Earth Day was a success thanks to these amazing kids! The third graders in Dawn Chehab’s class at Winegard Elementary School have been very busy this year, working on a special service learning project that focuses around food. Earlier this year, the class built a...
What if there was a way for you to maintain your cool, keep your kids safe and make it super-convenient and stylish? Meet the all new 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Edition.
What is one thing you would never want to give up? I’m not talking about your family, or friends, or pets, or any of that important stuff. I’m talking about that food, beverage, vice, or crutch that you can’t imagine eliminating from your life for even the briefest period of time.
Whether you are a busy parent, social butterfly, high-powered CEO or just an everyday Joe, you have to carve out special time for your fitness. The truth is, anyone is able to set a realistic goal for themselves…even busy
This jam is full of nutrients, is low in calories, sugar, and preservatives and vegan of course! It is perfect for spreading on toast, adding to your cereal or for any healthy dessert. The trick to making this vegan is using the Agar Powder.
Smoothies are no doubt the easiest, most kid-friendly way for you and your children to get their fruits and veggies. With so many recipes out there, it can be overwhelming, so I wanted to share my go-to morning smoothie with you. This smoothie is my daughter’s favorite.
Join our smallest Noble Juice Fan as she makes a three-ingredient, tasty drink that your kids will love!
It is with great excitement, inspiration, and motivation that I write this blog post. Actually, it was supposed to be a podcast, but my seven-year-old guest was a bit shy when it came time to talk about herself. This post is about an amazing little girl named Jordyn, who lives in Orlando, FL.
There are so many different types of paint brushes out there today. So, how do you know which one you need for your project? Should you buy a bunch of different brushes specific to each use or maybe just one all-around brush? What about cost?
As a parent to three awesome kids, I feel that it is my responsibility to set my kids up for success not only every day, but in the future. I want them to especially think about the money they earn and how they use it.
This organic mint lemonade with aloe by Noble Juice made this Lean Green Family smile with happiness. This little lady got a big tip from her little bro!
These pinto habanero spicy vegan tacos will light up your life and ignite your nutrition. We use Engine 2 brand bean patties to really spice things up!
These award-winning key lime cupcakes from Katya Galbis of Veggisima won second place overall!
Cory from Lean Green DAD shares two diet soda alternatives that will help you achieve your goals and taste great!
Cory from Lean Green DAD takes you inside the Newtwon Wovenaire Crib Mattress, the safest crib mattress in the USA!
Join Scott from The Craftsman Blog as he shares one thing that all dads need to know…how to pick the right caulk for your next home project!
Cory makes a healthy, plant-based meal for him and his kids using Engine 2 Brand products in just 15 minutes.
Lean Green DAD has his daughter do a blind taste test to decide which of the new flavors of Noble Juice is best.
This cinnamon french toast crunch was something we made in the morning in just a few minutes. The chia seeds add some great healthy fiber, protein, fat, calcium and many other nutrients to start your morning off right!
Vegan Hearty Chickpea Salad that everyone will love! The combination of spicy brown mustard, fresh dill and the other ingredients really provide the taste we crave.
Rip Esselstyn is the healthiest dad in the world…at least in our eyes! Join Cory from Lean Green DAD as he talks with Rip about his busy life as a dad of three, the brilliance behind the Engine 2 line of foods and how to slay the five-headed chronic Western disease dragon that is plaguing the American public.
This salsa is a dad favorite at our house and if we are not careful he will eat the entire thing in one sitting! You have probably seen this salsa before as it is a staple in many Mexican restaurants. Now you can make your own right from your house!
If you love black bean sliders, we’ve got you covered. They are warm, hearty, filling and will not make you feel bloated. Add your favorite gluten-free beer or Zevia cream soda drink and you are all set!
My new friends and I talked about what it feels like to “be those parents.” The ones with the high-maintenance ways of life. The ones who say, “no thank you,” to cake at the party. The ones who tell their kids they can choose between the full sugar juice box or the popsicle, but they don’t need both.
These loaded nachos are vegan, delicious and super filling. You can eat them for dinner or watch them for a big sports event or just by yourself!
My son has a healthy obsession just like any other kid…but his is super suave! He likes to dress up. In fact, he does it all the time.
Children with autism are significantly prone to wandering. Many of them often get into dangerous situations. LifeBOKS is a kit provided to autism families designed specifically to help prevent that.
Central Florida-based blogger Cory Warren has partnered with KultureCity, one of the nation’s top non-profit organizations to break stigmas and create a larger acceptance for children and families affected by autism.
This five-year-old boy goes shopping with his dad while dressed to impress with a special bowtie and sweater that he picked out himself. What does he buy? This kid has healthy living on his mind!
Whenever we say salad, we immediately think lettuce, and when we say lentils, we immediately think of a hot stew. This salad breaks all those ideas and really makes a delicious combination that you will love!
Cory from Lean Green DAD catches his wife red handed with a hidden camera as she eats an entire vegan chocolate bar while doing the dishes in her kitchen. How does she feel after? Watch to find out!
These vegan crumble tarts are easy to make, really yummy and a joy to make with your kids!
The moral to this story, to quote our friend Dory is to “just keep swimming.” “Sometimes things look bad, then poof, the moment is gone, so what do we do? We just keep swimming on!”
We all know that Cam Newton lost the big game on Sunday, February 7, 2016. Everyone is really upset with how he reacted in the press conference and calling him a sore loser. While I don’t have any allegiance to the Panthers or to Cam Newton, I propose the following food for thought: Is he a sore winner too?
There are lots of plant-based proteins out there, but only a few that are IronDAD™ approved! We love the Vega brand of protein powder.
Now that I am a husband and father, working out has a whole new meaning for me. I want to be a strong force for my family. My wife and three kids need me! They need me to be the strong daddy that can help solve problems, fix things, take out the trash and lift heavy strollers down stairs.
This recipe is completely and totally simple, which is the point of “quick meals,” so don’t be shocked when you see the ingredients and method below. Sometimes you have to go with what you have and in this case, we happened to have some pretty cool stuff that when lumped all together…made an awesome meal.
Licensed Dietician, Katya Galbis, LD shares why nuts are a very important part of a healthy diet! Nuts contain nutrients such as protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats.
This home cooked replica of my favorite dish was to die for! I felt comforted, satisfied, AND I was off to work in a jiffy. I’m so glad I didn’t settle for less than my craving.
Instead of being a mean Floridian and posting some picture of me in my backyard with a jacket on while the sun is shining, I have come up with five things that really make me happy to do when it is a truly cold day.
When I prepare for a marathon, I have to train. There are weeks, sometimes months of preparation. As a busy dad, while I don’t necessarily train to accomplish my paternal duties, there are definitely some things I can do better to make sure my mornings with the kids don’t end up feeling like running a marathon with no medal.